The Entrepreneurial Effect: Waterloo
Practical Ideas in Technology from Your Own Virtual Board of Advisors

The entrepreneurs in this book discuss the skills needed to be successful in starting, growing and managing technology-based business in the 21st century. Lessons include being an entrepreneur, marketing, strategy & planning, people, sales, growth, technology, investors, financing, operations, corporate culture and a test of your entrepreneurial capability.

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ISBN: 978-0-9813931-9-3
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Foreword by University of Waterloo President Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur.

Selections by James Bowen


Table of Contents

List of Sponsors and Ads
Acknowledgments

Foreword
Feridun Hamdullahpur

Introduction
James Bowen

Recognizing if you are an Entrepreneur
Robert Pavlis

Lessons for Entrepreneurs
Dan Mathers

Entrepreneurs and Creativity
Robert Tong

Fifteen Points for Entrepreneurs
Roger Skubowius

Ten Keys to Business Success
Jim Estill

Step, Step, Woe: My Philosophy on Business and Entrepreneurship
Dan Latendre

Random Nuggets: Trust and Adaptation
Steven McCartney

A Systems View of Business Plans
James Bowen

Codifying Innovation, Sharing Success
Iain Klugman

Entrepreneurship: an Eastern European Lesson
Vita Gasima

Learning Lessons the Hard Way: The Market, Finances and People
Carol Leaman
How To Build a Great Product
Larry Borsato

Creating Hi-Tech Success Through Market Failure
Steve Carkner

Market and Sell for Results
Kevin Hood

Think Big! Build Your Sales and Marketing Processes Properly – Right from the Get-Go
Rick Endrulat

Managing Growth
Randall Litchfield

Ten Common Legal Pitfalls for Technology Entrepreneurs to Avoid
Tom Hunter

People
Rod Foster

Outsourcing Made Possible
Cameron Hay

The Innovation Centre and Entrepreneurship Development in Waterloo
Josie Graham

The Keys to Social Entrepreneurship
Mike Morrice

Lessons Learned along the Way: You Have to Care
Ted Hastings

Time Management
Adam Zimmer

Strategizing for Maximum Value
William M. Tatham

It’s All About the Value Proposition
Ray DePaul

Angel Investors: From Possibility to Probability!
Yvan Couture

How to Tame a Dragon
Andrew Maxwell and Moren Lévesque

A working couple’s guide to reducing stress
Ann Zimmer

Corporate Culture: Finding Your Epic
Brydon Gillis

The importance of workplace culture
Dave Caputo

The Shopify Case
James Bowen, Aurélien Leftick and Harley Finkelstein
Judge’s Notes on the Shopify case
Index